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Have you been made fun of for learning Japanese?
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28 / F / California
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Posted 3/13/07
i want to learn japanese and korean!!!
i'm not doing that great but i'm trying. My friends are always bugging me with "you prefer your chinesse friends intead of us and bla bla bla" they just like to be racist and haters sometimes i just want to punch them!!!
they make me soooo mad!!!
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31 / M / Los Angeles, CA
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I get made fun of all the time by friends AND family.
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my dad would just blabber around.

my brother would just talk in some insulting arabic/pakistan/whatever language.

my mom would just say "nanda korewa". lol. ;D

my friends would just say " huhhh??" :D

this would happen if i talk japanese to them .:D
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29 / M / Pennsylvania
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Yeah. I do a lot of times by my friends and brother.
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29 / F / Seiretei
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Posted 3/13/07

sedi wrote:


Ansela wrote:

I don't have anyone making fun of me, but I do get a lot of criticism for trying to learn Japanese. My parents think there's no point because I might never go to Japan or meet a Japanese person who doesn't speak English. Whenever I mention wanting to learn Japanese they suggest that I stick to European languages.


It is very simple: By learning several languages you will achieve that you can make some1 understand you abroad. For this reason every1 usually learn english or other popular languages. In my opinion if you already good at english it is useless to learn other languages which is famous for its popularity cause you can already go anywhere, english will be highly spoken. So if you want to learn anything beside english, you should choose something that you will learn willingly, purely with joy. In that case japanese is a perfect one if you like it. Im planning it too, though i dont know if i'll be able to go to Japan someday or not!


Maybe you should try and improve your English first. Just a suggestion, but if you can barely make yourself understood in your first language you shouldn't try and learn another.
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28 / F / UK
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People would call you names because you're actually taking your time to learn another language? o_O I didn't know that happens!
I currently do an international course (IB) so nearly all my friends are at least bilingual and we talk to each other in a combination of various languages. As for my friends outside the IB; they don't seem to care. They aren't interested in languages and get a bit irritated when i say 'si' too many times- but that's it.
I think if someones calling you names for learning another language then you should pity them! Can't we learn spanish unless we're spanish? Also, what about when they go on holiday? Should the people there not speak English to them since they aren't English?
Hmm theres a saying aswell although i can't remember it exactly- something about not being able to know your own language until you know others. ^-^
^-^ Hhehe be proud and ignore them! I didn't know this happened and it depresses me! ^-^ yey for learning Japanese!
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26 / M / South London,England
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Posted 3/13/07
my friends think its kl tht im learning japanese, my dads japanese so its nt lyk im mexican nd want to try nd speak japnese lol! nt tht i think its weird tht ppl want to speak different languages coz japanese is the best language ever. however it is taking me a long time to learn the different types of kanji. i luv japan saiko lol!
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Yes they do.. But I couldn't care less.
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30 / M / California
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My sister made fun of me cuz she saw my winamp playlist and it said something like Reading Lessons 24. She thought it was English reading lessons or something so she laughed. But then I told her I was learning Japanese and she said "....Oh" and shut up.
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27 / Martian / Estonia
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They do... So what? does that mean i have to stop learning Japanese? No it does not.

Its pretty pathetic that people mock you because you spend you free time educating yourself on different cultures and languages, while they spend most of their time hammerd, high, drunk or otherwise intoxicated.

If your not that good or into psychological warfare or just making an ass of them then ignore it and it will go away.
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My dad got really pissed off when he found out I was going to learn Japanese (from a book no less) and told me that if I had time to learn a stupid language that I have no use for, then I should spend that time revising French or Latin (which are the two languages I am learning for GCSE). Naturally, I ignored him completley!!
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Posted 3/13/07

Shimerao wrote:

My dad got really pissed off when he found out I was going to learn Japanese (from a book no less) and told me that if I had time to learn a stupid language that I have no use for, then I should spend that time revising French or Latin (which are the two languages I am learning for GCSE). Naturally, I ignored him completley!!


Naturally...

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24 / M / Vancouver, Canada
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Posted 3/13/07
i always get made fun of but not by my friends ok im italian and im learning japanese and who cares its an awesome language my parents are supporting my brother isnt and most of my friends ar supporting not only that there taking japanese with me so people that make fun of people who airent asian fro taking japanese are really stupid and gay
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23 / F / nyc
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Posted 3/13/07
no . most of my friends wishes to learn japanese themselves too. so they can`t tease me about it.
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Posted 3/13/07
my parents dont care cuz my mom is half japanese..my friends dont care either
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